Reopening the Park District
How the Park District is navigating Phase 3 of Restore Illinois
As we enter Phase 3 of Restore Illinois, the Rolling Meadows Park District is committed to exceeding safety standards while also providing you with recreational opportunities and meeting community needs. Continue to explore the sections below so you have all of the important information as we begin to reopen the Park District.
We are excited to offer a childcare-version of camp that incorporates additional safety practices and social distancing. It will not look or feel the same as usual, but we are confident it will be worthwhile.
We will begin our revised childcare camp on Monday, June 22; session 1 of summer camp is canceled so we can safely prepare the building and our procedures before the start of camp. Registration is now open for summer camps. For more information on our 2020 camp policies and procedures, click here.
We are continuing to offer virtual programs for preschoolers to seniors for the month of June. Our virtual programs cover a wide variety of interests including tea parties, age-specific fitness classes and trivia night. June virtual programs begin this week, so make sure you explore our options in our June Virtual Recreation Guide now and register for classes on our website.
Beginning Monday, June 1, our ice arenas will be open for a very small number of pre-registered programs. The ice arenas will NOT be open to general public. Initial reopening of ice arenas will incorporate group sizes of 10 people or fewer, increased sanitation practices, face coverings when necessary and social distancing restrictions in accordance with IDPH and CDC guidelines. As the ice arenas begin to open to the public, we will post those updates on our website.
Tennis & Pickleball Courts
Our courts are now open, but with new safety rules. If you are interested in using our courts, make sure you are familiar with and following these health and safety guidelines:
- If you are feeling ill, please stay home
- Please keep the entry gate open to prevent surface contact
- Bring your own racquet
- Players should each bring a new can of balls, different brands or same brand/different numbers and only serve with your balls
- Use a marker to create a unique identifier.
- Players shall maintain adequate physical distancing of six feet between each other
- Players should use their racquet/foot to push balls back and/or hit them to their opponent to avoid using hands and touching the balls
- Bring hand sanitizer with you and use during your match and at the end
- No handshakes at the beginning or end of the match.
- Players should stay on their side of the court and avoid changing sides during match play
- Playing singles is preferred, but not required
- Players should not congregate in groups before or after playing tennis or pickleball
- No other activities or gatherings are permitted within the fenced court enclosure
Due to our commitment to the health and safety of the community we previously made the difficult decision to keep Nelson Sports Complex Pool and Splash Pad closed for the 2020 Season. We understand the pool and splash pad provide immeasurable benefits to the community; however, the guidelines associated with social distancing and recommendations provided by the State of Illinois and CDC just do not make it feasible to open these amenities. If you have registered for any summer aquatic programs, a full refund will be provided.
Our beautiful parks and picturesque walking trails remain open. Please remember, when enjoying the outdoors, be respectful, responsible, and maintain proper social distancing of at least 6 feet.
On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and staff, thank you for your continued support. It remains our distinct privilege to inspire our community to live happier and healthier lives by providing exceptional opportunities to play, learn and grow.
Be safe, be well and we're all in this together.
Posted on: Mon June 1, 2020